Yakima Q Towers on an '04 XLT
I have a full Yakima system (Q-towers, crossbars, twin Steelhead rails, faring, etc) that I purchased in '05 when I was MTB'ing pretty heavily. When I sold the car in '08 or '09, I kept the rack, and it's been sitting in my garage since.
Now I want to mount it on my truck, as I plan to purchase a pair of fishing kayaks for my daughter and I. I'm going to get a couple sets of Bowdown J-hooks for the crossbars. The reason I want the kayaks to ride up-top, rather than a Yakima Dry Dock/hitch mount (they're 12.5 footers, so they won't fit in the bed), is because I want to leave my hitch free for my pop-up camper (which already has fork-mount bike rails attached to it, so I'll have all the bases covered; well, once I figure out a better mounting system for my fishing rods).
When I look at Yakima's site and 'outfit my vehicle', it says to use the Q towers, but I'm not sure exactly where they'd attach, based on the design of the Q tower. I tried searching this forum and found plenty of threads and pictures of roof-mounted racks, but none that clearly showed or explained how the Q towers were mounted.
Does anyone have a picture of their Q tower mounting point(s) that they could share? Also, is a stretch kit needed on a Supercab?
Thanks for any help!